My BJJ journey began in May of 2017, after my hubby Dan and our daughter Grace started BJJ a month prior.
They coaxed me to give it a try, and even though I was skeptical, I decided to see what they were raving about. After one class, I was hooked, and never looked back. I've trained under Ben Van Doren and Clint Crabtree at GRBJJ for the past 4 years, and earned my blue belt in Feb. 2020. I love the mental game of jiu jitsu, as well as the physical fitness it provides. The confidence I've gained through the self defense aspect has to be felt to be believed. I think it's important for little girls to see women on the mats, and know that this sport isn't just for men; women can be strong fighters too! I'm so excited to be a part of the coaching staff at Deep Blue, and I can't wait to meet you and help you experience the confidence, fitness, and empowerment that BJJ can bring to your life! When Dan and I aren't on the mats, we can be found homeschooling our 3 kiddos, riding our horses, or taking care of the many critters on our hobby farm!